March 2021

March 3, 2021
Michele O’Connor, who earned her SoE degree in civil engineering in 1987, has begun a two-year term as the first woman chair of the Rutgers School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board (IAB). “I was excited to join the board in 2017,” says O’Connor. “I had prior professional organization board experience, but this board, while industry-related, is bigger and farther reaching. Being asked to chair the IAB is a real honor.”
March 1, 2021
Rutgers research shows stormwater could be important source of plastic pollution Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River.

December 2020

December 4, 2020
Alumnus credits retired dean Fred Bernath with helping him earn his SoE degree For Mark Damiano, the path to earning a BS in civil engineering was far from direct. As the 1995 honors graduate sees it, if not for retired associate dean for academic affairs Fred Bernath, he would not have achieved his goal. “He gave me an avenue,” Damiano recalls. “No man’s an island – you need the help of other people. Through hard work, you can get there. But sometimes you just need a little push, or break, along the way.”

September 2020

September 9, 2020
Using cutting edge technology stemming from augmented reality and connected vehicles, a CAIT researcher presents a potential new way to analyze infrastructure failures despite a lack of available data — as was the case in the Edenville Dam failure. This May, the Edenville dam in central Michigan collapsed due to heavy rain in the area, causing extensive flooding and the evacuation of more than 10,000 residents in the Midland and Sanford area.
September 2, 2020
The School of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) welcomes Meiyin Liu as an assistant professor, who joined the department for the fall 2020 semester.  “Meiyin is a dynamic addition to our department,” says CEE chair and professor Nenad Gucunski. “Her wealth of expertise includes her interdisciplinary background from construction and computer engineering, along with her translational/applied research experience gleaned from her entrepreneurial activities.” 

August 2020

August 9, 2020
The Coastal Universities Coalition is a consortium of the nation’s leading academic institutions convened to develop science-based solutions to the most pressing issues facing populated coastal regions. This month, a CAIT researcher was invited by the organization to speak on infrastructure resilience during a visit to Capitol Hill.

July 2020

July 8, 2020
Rutgers study could lead to better disinfection methods and understanding of coronavirus and other risks Can antibiotic-resistant bacteria escape from sewers into waterways and cause a disease outbreak?

May 2020

May 5, 2020
Finding My Career By Carlos Gonzalez, CEE 2020 During my time at Rutgers, it has become apparent that the School of Engineering wants their students to succeed. There are so many resources and tools for students to utilize to ensure that they have a successful time during their four years here. 
May 5, 2020
For professor Monica Mazurek, fuel efficiency is the key to keeping air cleaner after New Jersey reopens   On Friday, May 1, New Jersey reported a total of 7,222 deaths from COVID-19, after experiencing its highest single-day death toll. While there is little upside to the epic chaos and disruption wreaked by the viral pandemic, a dramatic improvement in New Jersey’s air quality – long ranked among the nation’s ten worst – is cause for temporary optimism.  

April 2020

April 29, 2020
“Civil engineers built the world. What I do on a day-to-day basis could affect thousands of people and makes you responsible for people’s lives.”   Ian is a Rutgers School of Engineering senior from Toms River, New Jersey enrolled in the five-year dual BS/MS degree program. Here, the structural engineering student shares thoughts on his Rutgers experience and his plans for the future.   What drew you to civil engineering?